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Concord Holds Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 8

CONTACT: Sherry Brogan, Administrative Assistant

Concord Holds Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 8

Athens, W.Va. – Concord University will be holding its annual Concord University Foundation Homer K. Ball Scholarship Golf Tournament on Friday, June 8, 2007, at the beautiful 18-hole course at Pipestem Resort State Park. Participants will be helping some of the state’s best students receive a Concord education, since all funds, after expenses, will be applied to the CU Foundation’s scholarship fund.

Tee time for the tournament will be Friday at 8:30 a.m., and lunch will be served immediately following the tournament at the picnic shelter below the golf course parking lot. The cost is $125 per person and includes lunch, green fees, cart, and tournament souvenirs. Drawings include a grand prize of a two-day stay for two at The Greenbrier, plus many other great prizes. Murphy Insurance will be providing a cash prize of $15,000 to the first hole-in-one on the eighth hole.

Scholarships for Concord University students are at the heart of this annual golfing event. The Foundation has provided scholarship support for Concord students since 1966, and for the past 18 years, it has devoted the funds from this tournament to scholarships. Concord’s scholarship program ranks among the best in West Virginia small, public colleges. More than 75 percent of the student body receives some form of financial assistance from Concord through the Concord Foundation, federal and state sources, and other scholarship funds.

The event is named for Homer Ball, one of Concord’s most respected alumni and a 1948 graduate. He is a retired director of the physical plant at Concord, a former sheriff of Mercer County, and a former West Virginia State Senator. An active man, Ball can often be found playing golf on the Pipestem course or working for Habitat for Humanity and his church. “Golf is my favorite sport in my senior years; I play two to three times per week,” Ball said. “As far as the tournament goes, it’s a way for friends of Concord to get out and enjoy pleasant company and at the same time make a contribution to allow some of our best and brightest students to continue and obtain a good education. I’m proud of the fact that we’ve raised a considerable amount of money for these students.”


CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679, extension 6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

Pictures from previous golf tournaments are available on the CU website:, click on “News & Events” then “Events.”